Courses & Units

Global Food Supply KLA401

Hobart

Introduction

Food production, access, use and resilience of supply in globally diverse contexts will be discussed and investigated. Cases studies will be explored from Africa, Asia, Europe, America and Australia to illustrate the complexity and diversity in the production of and access to healthy food. Diverse setting will consider environment, climate, culture, socioeconomic status, urban, regionality and remoteness. Transdisciplinary approaches to solve food production and supply challenges will be introduced and used to develop practical recommendations for organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, AusAid and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Summary

Unit name Global Food Supply
Unit code KLA401
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Associate Professor Alistair Gracie
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate food production and supply approaches and challenges in globally diverse contexts
  • Articulate the diverse perspectives, drivers and issues facing global food production and supply
  • Propose approaches to research and to improve reliability of food production, supply, access and utilisation within globally diverse contexts
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050100 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 50 minute lecture weekly; 3 x 50 minute tutorials weekly   

AssessmentAssignment 1 (30%)|Assignment 2 (50%)|Debate (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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